Tezu Tourism and Travel Guide
History of The City: Tezu The name of district is derived from the river Lohit that flows through the district. Prior to 1914, the district was a part of Lakhimpur district. By 1914 the North East Frontier Tract was constituted with three political charges and the area covered by this district become a part of the central and Eastern Section which falls under one of the said political charges. In the year 1919, the Central and Eastern Section was renamed as the Sadiya Frontier Tract. In 1943, some area from both the Sadly Frontier Tract and the Lakhimpur Frontier Tract were curved out and Tirap Frontier Tract was formed. In 1948, under the North East Frontier Tracts (Internal Administration) Regulation, 1948, the remaining portion on the Sadiya Frontier Tract was divided into two separate administrative charges, namely the Abor Hills District and the Mishmi Hills District each in the charge of a political Officer with headquarters at Pasighat and Sadiya respectively. In 1951, the plains portion of the Mishmi Hills District was transferred to administrative jurisdiction of the Government of Assam. In 1952, the headquarters of the Mishmi Hills District was shifted fro Sadiya to Tezu. According to the North East Frontier, areas (Administration) Regulation 1954, the North-East Frontier Tract came to be known as North-East Frontier Agency and the Mishmi Hills District was renamed as the Lohit Frontier Division. In 1956, the Dibang Valley was constituted as a separate
administrative unit within the division and placed under the charge of Additional Political Officer with his headquarters at Roing which was subsequently shifted to Anini. In 1965, under the North-East Frontier Agency (Administration) Regulation, 1956 the Lohit Frontier Division came to be known by its present name the Lohit District and the Political Officer and Additional Political Officer were redesignated as the Deputy Commissioner and Additional Deputy Commissioner respectively. In June, 1980 under the Arunachal Pradesh (Re-organisation of district), Act 1980 the Lohit District was bifurcated into two independent district namely Lohit District and Dibang Valley District. The District headquarters of the Lohit District is at Tezu.
The ancient history of the individual Lohit District is not concreated due to paucity of historical evidence, literary or material, yet the lower belt of the district is the base for evidence for existence of the ruins of ancient settlement, buildings, shrines and temples. The Parasuram Kund,Tamreswari temple,Sivalinga site and the city of king Bhismak situated in this region are also mentioned in the Puranic and tantric literatures.
The scenic beauties of the district are splendid, Tezu Township alone attracts visitors for its set up. There are different tribes in the district. Their traditional dances, games and sports can be enjoyed in festive occasion. Elephant raiding, angling, rafting, hitchhiking, mountaineering etc. are the entertainment scopes available in the district.
HOW TO REACH & ACCOMODATION
Tezu is connected to the adjacent state-Assam by road and air: Visitor can reach Tezu by bus, private vehicle and taxies from Tinsukia, Dhola. One has to cross the rivers Noa-dehing, Digaru and a few river lets if follow the Tinsukia via Namsai road to Tezu or one has to cross mighty Brahmaputra river to Dhola-ghat. Then Sadiya Sunpura road to Tezu.
There are two check-gates. One is at Dirak near Mahadevpur at Lekang Circle and the other is at Sunpura at Sunpura circle. The distance from Dirak gate to Tezu and from Sunpura to Tezu is about 65 Kms. and 30 Kms. respectively.
Tezu There is direct Arunachal Pradesh state transport (APST) bus service connection from Tinsukia to Tezu. The Tinsukia APST bus station is situated at Tinsukia Township along with the bus station of the Assam state transport service. Private buses/taxis are also available at Tinsukia.
The nearest airports are at Dibrugarh (Mohanbari) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport) in Assam. Helicopter (Pawan Hans) flights are available from Dibrugarh and Naharlagun. One can travel by Indian Airlines and Sahara Flights up to Mohanbari from where one can travel through land route.
Accomodation at Tezu: During Brahmaputra Darshan festival from Jan 29-30, 2003 foreign tourists will be provided accommodation in the traditional Mishmi houses constructed specially for the occasion with neat & clean rooms and western toilets & bathroom facilities. While VIPs will be accommodated in Aranyadham, the forest guest house and circuit house, other visitors will be accommodated in different private houses as guests by the host during the festival period. Tents will also be set-up accommodate visitors. Tour operators can also set-up such tents for tourists being brought by them.